REVIEW: Pandora May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm
“O let me bathe my soul in colours; let me swallow the sunset and drink the rainbow.”
Show your true colours with the new range of Pandora Birthstone Pendants and Rings.
Throughout the years Pandora have released various ring and charm designs featuring birthstones. The latest Pandora Birthstone Collection merges pretty Purely Pandora beaded shapes with beautiful bright stones. Each month is represented by a different colour allowing you to display a significant date or simply pick your favourite!
Pandora kindly gifted me the lovely May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05) which I will review in this post.
Dora Explores: Pandora May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm
The Pandora May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05) feels quite dainty with its delicate beaded bale and heart shape. Interestingly the border of the love heart is actually made up of two lines of silver pearls. A fact I didn’t take notice of from the Birthstone Heart Dangle stock images.
Previous Pandora Birthstone jewellery collections have featured genuine gem stones. However in recent Birthstone pieces Pandora have used man-made stones. The May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05) has a rainforest green man-made stone. Its shade is an exact match to the Pandora Disney Jasmine’s Signature Colour Murano (791648).
The gorgeous green stone is set within a square claw which hangs with the centre of the May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05). Light passes through both the sides and back of the claw, making the stone gleam brightly.
A polished buff top-cut finish provides really makes the birthstone glow and compliments the silver beads perfectly.
The May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05) is engraved with the normal ‘S925 ALE’ Pandora silver hallmark. It took me a little while to locate it as it is hidden on the inside of the bale.
Style 1: True Colours
“My world was the size of a crayon box, and it took every colour to draw her”
Sarah Kay, No Matter the Wreckage
“Every person has their own colour.”
“I found I could say things with colour and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.”
I am still obsessed with my Pandora O Pendant (398296) and enjoy playing with it creating new designs. As the May Birthstone Heart (798854C05) is a dangle charm I was eager to construct an interesting styling on the O Pendant!
Instead of using my Small Silver O Pendant (398296) in the normal way, I threaded the May Birthstone Heart through the O Pendant with the heart hanging inside of the circle. Handing above on a silver Pandora Necklace Chain (590200) are the Tire Spacer (790244), Teal Faceted Murano (791606) and Dreamy Dragonfly (797025CZ) charm. The silver dots on the Tires Spacer beautifully emphasis the beading detail on the May Birthstone Heart. Although the Disney Jasmine’s Signature Colour Murano (791648) is an exact colour match for the May Birthstone Heart, I adore the contrast of the cut glass on the Teal Faceted Murano alongside the smooth Purely Pandora design.
Style 2: May Flowers
“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows,
Where oxlips and the nodding violet grows,
Quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine,
With sweet musk-roses and with eglantine.”
William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night’s Dream
“Sweet April showers,
Do spring May flowers.”
G. F. Northall, English Folk-Rhymes
“Let us dance in the sun,
wearing wild flowers in our hair.”
Susan Polis Schutz
In my second styling with May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm I chose complimentary florals in pretty shades set on the iconic Moments Snake Chain Bracelet (590702HV). The gorgeous Enchanted Garden (797014) and Wild Flowers (791638CZ) Murano charms mimic fragrant May blooms with the May Birthstone Heart charm at the centre. Matching shades also appear in the delicate Pink (791665) and Purple Field of Flowers (791667) Murano charms. Meanwhile the retired Vintage Butterfly (791255CZ) and the Home Sweet Heart (798284CZ) are on either side of the bracelet to create symmetry.
Read my review of the Home Sweet Heart (798284CZ) for more inspirational stylings.
My verdict on the Pandora May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm? It’s your birthright!
May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05)
- Wow Factor - 8/108/10
- Value - 10/1010/10
- Design - 8/108/10
- Versatility - 10/1010/10
The May Birthstone Heart Dangle Charm (798854C05) is good value, priced at a reasonable £30. As a pendant charm it is also very versatile as it can be worn on both necklaces and bracelets. Its simple design will also suit most stylings and as it doesn’t have a big wow factor it won’t be overpowering. Overall it is a beautiful piece!